9 diabetes breakthroughs you need to know



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Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce and respond to insulin. About 29.1 million people have diabetes in the U.S, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of that number, 8.1 million go undiagnosed.

One of the most popular breakthroughs in diabetes research has been the artificial pancreas, which is a closed-loop insulin delivery system that doubles as a glucose monitor. But there are more breakthroughs going on now, too.

From artificial pancreases to tricking beta cells into regenerating, here are 9 diabetes breakthroughs you should know.

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DeviceTalks West: Expertise you need to know

textadimage Medical device suppliers are light years away from the days when they merely filled orders to spec for medtech OEMs – as a visit to the upcoming DeviceTalks West will quickly confirm.

From incorporating steerability into catheters to getting validation and testing done right, the companies serving the medical device industry have become specialized experts in their own right.

Read on to discover five example of medical device expertise to be had at DeviceTalks West, which runs Dec. 11–12 in Orange County, Calif.

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